1.5 Managing Policy Containers

You use policy containers to store and organize policies, similar to how you organize files in folders. The Master_Container is a permanent policy container, but you can use the Containers tab to create new containers.

A policy container can hold up to 500 policies. When you reach that limit, you must create another container to add, copy, or import policies. For performance and for ease in finding a policy, you might want to limit a container to 200 or fewer policies. Policies in a container can be sorted by name and type, to aid you in finding a particular policy.

If you have only one administrator configuring and managing policies, you can create additional policy containers to help you keep policies organized. If you have multiple administrators creating policies, you can create a container for each administrator to use. This allows multiple administrators to modify policies at the same time. When an administrator opens a policy in a container, the container is locked, which prevents other administrators from modifying any policies in that container until changes are applied or canceled.

  1. In the Administration Console, click Policies > Containers.

  2. On the Containers page, click New.

  3. Name the policy container, then click OK.

  4. Click Close.

    After you add a policy container, the system displays it in the Policy Container drop-down list on the Policy List page.

You must delete all the policies in a policy container before you can delete the policy container.

  1. Select the checkbox of the policy container. Click Delete.A Confirm dialog box displays a message "Number of Containers selected: 1, Delete selected Containers?"

  2. Click Ok to continue or Cancel to close the window